The new facebook profile is something that’s causing a bit of a stir on this chilly (at least it is in the UK) December morning. As always, change brings annoyance and the reaction from users has been somewhat mixed. Many users have asked, unsuccessfully, to be allowed to go back to the ‘old’ profile design. (When Facebook tell you to ‘try’ the new layout, that doesn’t mean you have the option to un-try it. Once you’ve moved forward there’s no going back!).
Additions include a ‘summary’ at the top of your profile, featured photo’s, and the ability to select which friendships you want to show as being ‘important’ to you. There’s also the ‘see friendship’ button, which links to a feature that’s been available (although hidden away) for a while.
Personally I quite like it. The top section looks a bit cluttered and there’s a strange empty space at the top right of the page, but the new options and customisations feel slick and easy to use. The ‘drag and drop’ functionality that’s being integrated in more and more places is of particular note, although it’s a shame that this hasn’t been done for the featured photo’s which currently feel a little ‘clunky’. Overall, a definite move forward.